Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore is one of those countries you think you know but beyond the picture perfect skyline and the bustling city centre, there is so much more to explore. This green, spirited city is constantly evolving, reinventing and reimagining itself. Around every corner, incredible experiences are being crafted, cooked, painted, designed, grown or built by locals who share a common trait: passion.
A spirited city
The story of Singapore is one of trials, tribulations and triumphs. Established by British Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Singapore rapidly evolved from a colony to a city-state with their own unique identity, forged by a spirit of never settling. This spirit is imbued into the architectural wonders, lush parks, proud heritage, world-class attractions and amazing food visitors can explore and indulge in today. 2019 will mark the Bicentenary of the foundation of Singapore – a great year to visit the country!
Singapore’s kaleidoscope of cultures is clearly visible in its architecture and neighbourhoods – from Little India and the Malay Kampong Glam to Chinatown to Peranakan Joo Chiat – and in the wealth of food choices. Visitors can have a kaya toast and local kopi (coffee) for breakfast; eat world famous chicken rice for lunch; and try a tasty chilli crab for dinner. Then, have a tranquil drink and soak the views at one of the city’s award-winning cocktail bars.
A ‘City in a Garden’
Although renowned for its futuristic architecture and impressive skyline, Singapore is also known as a ‘City in a Garden’ – almost a third of the island is draped in greenery. Some examples include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the unique wildlife of Pulau Ubin and Gardens by the Bay. Those who like a bit of soft adventure can cycle along the Southern Ridges, a gentle 10-kilometre stretch of green open spaces 36 metres high.
The playgrounds of passion
Singapore is home to many places that embolden and inspire passions. Whether you’re visiting the city for four days or a week; and whether you’re passionate about food, culture or shopping, there is a Singapore itinerary designed for you. Just let your passion guide you through the city!
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